Navajo lawmakers put off vote on coal plant lease
Navajo Nation lawmakers have put off voting on a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant over concerns about water use, pollution, the federal government’s role in the power plant and a negotiating team that didn’t include any of the lawmakers.
Comprehensive immigration plan would take tough steps on border
A person familiar with proposed bipartisan immigration legislation being written in the Senate says the bill would require greatly expanded surveillance of the U.S. border with Mexico and greatly increased apprehensions of border crossers in high risk areas.
AZ House approves new biz, self-employed tax cuts
A sharply divided Arizona House has given final approval to a bill lowering the property tax rate assessed on fixtures and other so-called “personal property” businesses own if they expand and add jobs.
Long gap in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration patrols
The Arizona sheriff known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration has gone months without using his most controversial law enforcement tactic.
ADOT to resume work on northern Arizona projects
State transportation officials are reviving construction projects across northern Arizona this summer.
Bundgaard’s party-mates pick 3 to replace him
Republican leaders have picked three prospects to replace former Republican state Sen. Scott Bundgaard of Peoria.
U.S. Supreme Court strikes down matching funds
Arizona’s system of public campaign financing has been dealt a major, although expected, blow by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled today that the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Act is unconstitutional.
Supporters gather for Giffords vigil at Capitol
On an early winter evening, more than 300 people gathered Saturday night at the Arizona Capitol to grieve for those killed and to pray for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others wounded when a gunman opened fire on an event the congresswoman held hours earlier in Tucson.
Date set for unveiling of birthright citizenship bill
The 2011 legislative session will begin a few days early for two Arizona lawmakers who will be in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of legislation intended to end birthright citizenship.
Despite vicious assault, Pratt still considers business area ‘fairly safe’
After a Christmas Day assault that left Republican Rep. Frank Pratt with severe facial lacerations, a broken nose, tied up and unconscious for several hours, he still considers the area around his business in Casa Grande “fairly safe.”
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